By Shirley Genga
Two weeks ago, Nairobi men got the shock of their lives when a television station illustrated the lengths women go for that ellusive hourglass figure.
But they conveniently forgot that it is them who set standards for female beauty and expect all women to comply.
So women shouldn’t be ashamed for using the tools available in the market to acquire the standards of beauty that men demand.
And men shouldn’t be shocked that some of the rear ends they salivate for in town were manufactured in a lab somewhere, probably in china.
Come on, what is the big deal? We know everyone is beautiful in one way or the other but unfortunately when it comes to real physical beauty, standards keep shifting like a mirage — a fantasy.
We all like to pretend that beauty is ‘within’ — whatever that means. But the truth is, we live in a vain and superficial world where physical beauty really counts.
A woman with stunning looks gets a job, a husband and her flat tyre changed faster than an average looking woman. In fact, ‘beauty is in the eyes of the beholder’ only applies when your mum is the beholder.
So please don’t judge a woman who adds a mattress to her derriere or wears that padded panty to give her the fake perfect African butt. That, after all, is what makes men giddy with want and women green with envy. It is a competitive world, boys, and a woman has to do what a woman has to do. It is the only way to get ahead.
This piece is, therefore, dedicated to all those manufactured products that help women create the romance and allure of beauty.
The first is the push up bra. For all those men who didn’t know, not all women who walk this earth were blessed with a bountiful bust. And that is where the push-up bra comes in. Thank heavens for it because it makes us all equal while creating a cleavage that is to die for.